Corporate Partnerships

Every year South Somerset Mind relies on the generosity and support from partners of all sizes whether national or local. Our partners contribute many ways and we would enthusiastically welcome your support too.

Why partner with us and what’s in it for you? – we appreciate and understand that each organisation or business is different but all types of contributions are valuable to us. So why should you choose us to support?

  • Brand Association - South Somerset Mind has been around for over 30 years and is a respect and well-established charity affiliated to National Mind. You will be aligned to a trusted brand.
  • Staff health and well-being - 1/6 British workers in the UK will experience poor mental health at some point in their career. We can provide talks to senior managers and team leaders on how to spot and support someone with poor mental health. A healthy and happy workforce is a strong one. We can help you achieve this.
  • Staff Engagement - Together we can support your corporate social responsibility intensions to make a strong contribution to your community and by engaging staff in a number of exciting ways.
  • Raise your company profile - We have a strong and developing public relations presence attracting media cover and interest as well as a growing social media network. These provide opportunities to generate strong media coverage and the chance to engage with potential customers enabling you to enhance your reputation and obtain positive publicity.

What difference can you make?

A great deal!   people will experience poor mental health in their lifetime. Self-harm and suicide amongst the 16-25 year age group is higher than the national average in Somerset. Mental health problems are not going away and our research indicates that more people will need our support over the next five years. We have new and emerging groups that need our help such as peer support groups for children and young people bereaved by mental illness. By supporting our charity you can make a big difference and help us to provide current and new services.

How can we work together?

Charity of the Year – we need local and national companies to help us to raise awareness of mental health distress and more importantly promoting how to keep well. There are a significant number of people with poor mental health and stigma to the condition still exists. By choosing South Somerset Mind to be your charity of the year, you will help us to promote awareness of mental health and raise money to support our much needed services.

Sponsorship Opportunities – support a particular part of our service which may fit well with your strategic objectives or corporate social responsibility policy. You may wish to sponsor an event, activity, research or equipment and resources.

Corporate Volunteering – we have a number of projects and initiatives that your employees can be directly involved with. This can range from participating in one of our drop in days that support our local service beneficiaries to offering us a specific skill. By being involved your staff can have fun and develop new skills and have new experiences while making a valuable contribution to the communities we support.

Corporate Fundraising –  from exciting challenge events to internal fundraising initiatives we have a fundraising pack full of ideas on how you can fundraise for us. 

Payroll Giving – there are two ways that you can support the work we do. By payroll giving for employers and their staff to help fund the work we do. Employees choose how much they want to donate and their donation is deducted from their salary and we receive the tax on their gift at no extra cost.  Staff can also choose to donate the pennies from their payslip to us e.g. earn 940.52 and automatically give 52p to us. 

Donations in-kind – we understand that not all corporate partners are in a position to donate funds. As a small charity with little resources we would value any support that you could offer. This could be providing guidance on business development to offering to design leaflets and documents or simply by encouraging other potential corporate partners to get in touch.

We are confident that together we can develop a meaningful and mutual partnership, a partnership that will be of value and benefit our charity and your company.

Please contact our fundraising team on 01935 474875 or email fundraising@southsomersetmind.co.uk to discuss how we can work together.

Here is what one corporate partner tell us

Nuprint is delighted to be working with South Somerset Mind. Mind is a charity that is dear to our hearts as they deal with some very difficult issues that can affect every single one of us at some point in our lives

Leigh Wilbraham Nuprint and Design


Contact Us

South Somerset Mind
Unit 4, Yeovil Small Business Centre,
Houndstone Business Park,
Yeovil, BA22 8WA

01935 474875
info@southsomersetmind.co.uk

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